Archive for November 1st, 2017

Mylan executive targeted in generic drug price-fixing probe

Mylan executive targeted in generic drug price-fixing probe

on November 1, 2017, 9:30 AM / in National News, State News

A top executive at Mylan is the target of a multi-state investigation into price fixing by generic drug manufacturers, state attorneys general said Tuesday. The state officials are seeking to sue Rajiv Malik, president and executive director of Mylan N.V., as part of a larger investigation by 45 states, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, according to a statement […]

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Brady rejects bid to repeal ObamaCare mandate in tax reform

on November 1, 2017, 9:28 AM / in National News

House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) is rejecting a push by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) to add a repeal of ObamaCare’s individual mandate to tax reform. Brady said in an interview with radio host Hugh Hewitt on Tuesday that he fears the move could jeopardize tax reform, a concern held by many Republicans. “What I don’t want to do is to add things that could again […]

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Great Reason Why the Government Should Have Never Involved Itself in Health Care

on November 1, 2017, 9:26 AM / in National News

Enrollment in ObamaCare’s exchanges next year could drop by as much as 1.6 million people because of uncertainty caused by the Trump administration, according to a Wall Street forecast released Tuesday. The estimate from S&P concludes that enrollment next year could be 7 to 13 percent lower than the 12.2 million people who signed up in 2017. ObamaCare’s fifth open enrollment period begins Wednesday and […]

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Notre Dame to end no-cost contraceptive coverage for employees

on November 1, 2017, 9:24 AM / in National News, State News

The University of Notre Dame is reportedly ending its free contraceptive coverage after the Trump administration rolled back an ObamaCare requirement that employers include birth control coverage in their health insurance plans. The Catholic university will stop the coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2018, according to The South Bend Tribune. Coverage will end for students on the university’s health-care plan on Aug. 14, 2018. […]

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Senate Health chairman expects new funding to fight opioids

on November 1, 2017, 9:24 AM / in National News

Watch your Wallet….. The chairman of the Senate Health Committee on Tuesday predicted that Congress will provide more money to fight the opioid epidemic. “There will be additional new funding,” Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) said, noting that the “last significant” funding came from a biomedical innovation bill he sponsored and that passed last year. That bill included $1 billion over two years […]

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Dems: No talks with Trump on ObamaCare fix

Dems: No talks with Trump on ObamaCare fix

on November 1, 2017, 9:22 AM / in National News

Democrats say they have not had any negotiations with the White House about its demands for changes to a bipartisan ObamaCare fix, indicating a murky future for legislation aimed at shoring up insurance markets. Sen. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), the lead Republican sponsor of the bill, said last week that he wanted the White House to negotiate with Democrats on the administration’s proposed […]

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Gutting Obama Care?

on November 1, 2017, 9:20 AM / in National News

House Republicans have altered legislation to extend funding for the Children’s Health Insurance Program, but the changes won’t sway Democrats, who are accusing the GOP of using a must-pass bill to gut ObamaCare. An updated version of the legislation eliminates a provision opposed by Democrats that would have charged higher premiums to Medicare beneficiaries earning more than $500,000 a year. […]

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Hamilton Liar

on November 1, 2017, 9:16 AM / in Opinion

By Brion McClanahan  /  LewRockwell.com Republicans unveiled their tax plan in September to mixed reviews. That was to be expected. It hasn’t gotten any better in recent weeks. Americans generally want lower taxes. They also want the Republican Party to do something they promised while begging for votes. Let’s not ask for too much. One called on the Rush Limbaugh Show in late […]

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Using proper English

on November 1, 2017, 9:11 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Warning, off the wall humor…. On his 74th birthday, a man got a gift certificate from his wife. The certificate paid for a visit to a medicine man living on a nearby reservation that was rumored to have a wonderful cure for erectile dysfunction. After being persuaded, he drove to the reservation, handed his certificate to the medicine man and […]

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Wait… Look Here!

Wait… Look Here!

on November 1, 2017, 9:07 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Funny, just when more about Hillary Russia collusion, Trump dossier, and calls for Mueller resignation we get a Manafort Indictment. Cartoon by A.F. Branco ©2017.

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Kinky Witticisms

on November 1, 2017, 9:03 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Tonight, the World Series wraps up in Chavez Ravine, site of the Los Angeles Dodgers venerable old ballpark. Although it’s the third oldest stadium in the major leagues, and the Dodgers have been in the World Series many times since they moved west from Brooklyn, Los Angeles has never hosted a Game 7. […]

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The Top Lobbyists 2017: Associations | Grass roots

on November 1, 2017, 8:55 AM / in National News

If you want to know what’s really happening in Washington, ask a lobbyist. Advocates are on the front-lines of the capital’s policy battles, laboring to shape the decisions made by Congress and the administration. The members of The Hill’s Top Lobbyists list are all names to know — people who are in the thick of the action from K Street […]

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Dodgers beat Astros to force Game 7 of World Series

Dodgers beat Astros to force Game 7 of World Series

on November 1, 2017, 8:24 AM / in Baseball

The Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Houston Astros 3-1 Tuesday night in Game 6 of the World Series, forcing the first World Series Game 7 in Dodger Stadium history. George Springer hit a solo home run in the third inning to give the Astros an early lead, but the Dodgers came back in the sixth inning with two runs. Joc […]

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Netflix halts production of House of Cards

on November 1, 2017, 8:22 AM / in National News

Open the flood gates, here it comes….. Netflix suspended filming of the sixth and final season of the hit drama House of Cards on Tuesday in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations against star Kevin Spacey. A day earlier, the streaming service had said it would drop production of the show after Season 6 was finished. Netflix and show producer […]

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Puerto Rico seeks help paying Whitefish

Puerto Rico seeks help paying Whitefish

on November 1, 2017, 8:15 AM / in National News, State News

The Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority is asking FEMA to pay $10 million to help pay Whitefish Energy Holdings for work it has done to repair power lines damaged by two hurricanes, CNN reported Tuesday. The news came hours after FEMA Administrator Brock Long said in a congressional hearing that the agency had not reimbursed PREPA for any of the […]

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Police: Parent who took teacher hostage killed at California school

Police: Parent who took teacher hostage killed at California school

on November 1, 2017, 8:13 AM / in State News

SWAT officers on Tuesday shot and killed a parent who allegedly took a teacher hostage at an elementary school in Southern California. Officers stormed the room after a seven-hour standoff because crisis negotiators made contact with the parent, identified as Luvelle Kennon, 27, but not the teacher, Linda Montgomery, police said. The incident started when the parent, whose daughter is […]

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House GOP delays unveiling of tax plan by one day

House GOP delays unveiling of tax plan by one day

on November 1, 2017, 8:11 AM / in National News

House Republicans delayed the release of their sweeping tax-cut proposal by one day, moving it from Wednesday to Thursday as they try to make last-minute changes. “We are very close,” Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) said late Tuesday when he announced the delay. President Trump is pushing for approval of the legislation by Christmas, hoping to score a major legislative victory […]

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Tech giants say Russian election disinformation broader than first reported

on November 1, 2017, 8:10 AM / in National News, Opinion

Ramblings from the Left Techies   Representatives of Facebook, Google, and Twitter testified Tuesday on Capitol Hill that Russian efforts to influence the 2016 presidential election were more extensive than initially believed. Lawyers for the tech giants said the number of Americans exposed to bogus information disseminated by Russian operatives is now estimated at more than 100 million. Sen. Lindsey Graham […]

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Kelly faces backlash over Civil War comments

on November 1, 2017, 8:07 AM / in National News, Opinion

The chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.), criticized White House Chief of Staff John Kelly on Tuesday for defending Confederate statues. Kelly said “history is history,” and that the Civil War happened because “men and women of good faith on both sides” failed to “compromise.” Richmond said Kelly “needs a history lesson” about the South’s defense […]

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Trump orders stepping up of ‘extreme vetting’ after New York attack

on November 1, 2017, 7:43 AM / in National News

President Trump tweeted Tuesday night that he was ordering the Department of Homeland Security to “step up our already Extreme Vetting Program” in the wake of the New York City truck attack. “Being politically correct is fine, but not for this!” Trump wrote. He made the announcement hours after police arrested a 29-year-old man from Uzbekistan police said drove a […]

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